Dictionary.com

harbour

[ hahr-ber ]
/ ˈhɑr bər /
Save This Word!

noun, verb (used with or without object) Chiefly British.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

usage note for harbour

See -or1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use harbour in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for harbour

harbour

US harbor

/ (ˈhɑːbə) /

noun
a sheltered port
a place of refuge or safety
verb
(tr) to give shelter toto harbour a criminal
(tr) to maintain secretlyto harbour a grudge
to shelter (a vessel) in a harbour or (of a vessel) to seek shelter

Derived forms of harbour

harbourer or US harborer, nounharbourless or US harborless, adjective

Word Origin for harbour

Old English herebeorg, from here troop, army + beorg shelter; related to Old High German heriberga hostelry, Old Norse herbergi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK